RF Explorer is a handheld digital spectrum analyzer, a very affordable tool for work in all popular frequency bands. It is based on a highly integrated frequency synthesizer and double-balanced mixer which offers high performance, compact size, low consumption and low cost.
It has been designed to be used equally well indoor and outdoor, and can be connected to a PC for extra functionality using standard mini-USB 2.0 connector.
This model includes a 6G baseline unit plus an RFEMWSUB3G Expansion Module conveniently assembled and tested. It comes with two SMA connectors and three antennas: a nice dual band telescopic 144/430MHz wideband telescopic antenna for all Sub-GHz frequencies, a rubber duck 5.8 GHz and a whip helical for 2.4GHz band. Additional, specific band antennas may be needed to cover efficiently some of the frequencies supported.
The combination of these two models offer coverage for most used communication frequency range used in modern communication technologies including WiFi, Bluetooth, Wireless Audio and Video, LTE, GSM, GPRS, Satellite, CATV, DTV, etc.
Pocket size and light weight
Solid aluminum metal case
Includes a transport EVA carry case for RF Explorer
Spectrum Analyzer mode with Peak Max and Hold, Normal, Overwrite and Averaging modes
Lifetime free firmware upgrades available, open to community requested features
High capacity Lipo for 16hs+ of continuous run, rechargeable by USB
Windows PC client Open Source
Wide band coverage to all popular RF frequencies, starting at 15MHz and going up to 2.7GHz, as well as 4.85-6.1GHz. This includes very interesting frequency areas such as 2m HAM radio, all VHF and UHF, FM radio, GPS, WiFi and WiMax, Bluetooth, etc.
Firmware: RF Explorer 6G Combo is delivered with upgraded firmware v1.12. Note some of the features and operation accuracy will be improved in upcoming lifetime free firmware revisions.
Note: this unit does not include RF Generator functionality, only Spectrum Analyzer functionality is available. For signal generator and tracking please consider RF Explorer Signal Generator model RFE6GEN.
For questions and support, please visit https://support.rf-explorer.com
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|Dimensions||113mm x0mm x0mm|
|Battery||Lithium Cells / Batteries contained in equipment UN3481 - PI967|
|Frequency band||15-2700 MHz and 4850-6100MHz|
|Left SMA port (6G)||2-600Mhz|
|Right SMA port (WSUB3G)||112KHz - 600MHz|
|2 standard SMA 50 ohms Spectrum Analyzer connectors|
|Left SMA port (6G)||4850-6100MHz|
|Right SMA port (WSUB3G)||15-2700 MHz|
|Left SMA port (6G)||-105dBm to -15dBm|
|Right SMA port (WSUB3G)||-110dBm to -10dBm|
|Absolute Max input power|
|Left SMA port (6G)||+25dBm|
|Right SMA port (WSUB3G)||+30dBm|
|Average noise level (typical)||-105dBm|
|Frequency stability and accuracy (typical)|
|Left SMA port (6G)||+-0.5ppm|
|Right SMA port (WSUB3G)||+-10ppm|
|Amplitude stability and accuracy (typical)|
|Left SMA port (6G)||+-3dBm|
|Right SMA port (WSUB3G)||+-6dBm|
|Resolution bandwidth (RBW)|
|Left SMA port (6G)||automatic 58Khz to 812Khz|
|Right SMA port (WSUB3G)||automatic 3Khz to 600Khz|
|Graphics LCD||128x64 pixels, great visibility outdoors|
|PC Windows client||supports Windows XP/Vista/Win7 both 32 and 64bits|
|Backlight||for great indoor visibility|
|RF Explorer 6G Combo||1|
|Rubber duck 5.8GHz antenna||1|
|Nagoya NA773 wideband telescopic antenna||1|
|2.4GHz band antenna||1|
All documents, software downloads and firmware upgrade details are available from our download page. Make sure you visit it to get the best possible value from your instrument.
RF Explorer 6G Combo
RF Explorer is a remarkable diagnostic tool used for monitoring and troubleshooting wireless systems and communications. It is a new series of low-cost, portable, RF spectrum analyzers designed by Ariel that are available in a variety of frequency ranges.
Received with power switch in on position. Bit of an oversight to leave it on for months in storage, although the battery is obviously protected because it still charged, the software shows the capacity is reduced to 85% (after a few days charging and a couple self calibration routines.)
Excellent product, will recommend others to purchase it
Field strength Meter or Explorer If you are working on RF i recommend one of this too. you can check the strength of the transmitters you built.
Worth the money I have to learn to know it better, but I think the 6G is worth the money.